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Jemille Q. Duncan


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Jemille Q. Duncan has worked in government and politics since he was 14. He has been quoted and featured by the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6ABC Action News, Philadelphia Magazine, WHYY, NBC10, the Philadelphia Daily News, Chalkbeat Philadelphia, FOX29, the Philadelphia Tribune, the Chestnut Hill Local, WURD Radio and TV, and Politics PA. Jemille has worked on legislation and policy for the Mayor of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania State Senator, three Philadelphia City Councilmembers, political candidates, and nonprofit organizations. With his legislative prowess, Jemille has written over 80 pieces of legislation — dozens are now law.​ Philadelphia Magazine recently awarded Jemille their coveted Best of Philly ® 2023 Award for being a "precocious political prodigy" and named him one of Philadelphia's 150 Most Influential Philadelphians.


Also a prolific columnist, Jemille was honored by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists in 2022 for his extensive political column writing. In 2021, he received acclaim from the Solutions Journalism Network for an article about legislative accessibility, making him the youngest person ever recognized by the Network through their blind-reading process. He continues to pen articles in locally and internationally read media outlets like the Philadelphia Inquirer, City & State PA, the Philadelphia Citizen, Pasquines, the Philadelphia Weekly, The Bullhorn, and The Teen Magazine.


Jemille is a Gates Scholar at Swarthmore College.

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